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Top 20 Best Movies Of 2011

Rango
Starring: (voices) Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Bill Nighy, Abigail Breslin, Alfred Molina
Director: Gore Verbinski
Release Date: 4th March 2011

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Rango (Depp) is a pet chameleon who accidentally winds up in the town of Dirt, a lawless Wild West outpost in desperate need of a new sheriff. The movie is ILM’s first animated feature and they’ve brought a truly unique look to the animation. Rango is smart, savvy and steeped in enough western genre nods to appeal to movie buffs of all ages. From the director of the original Pirates trilogy.

Fast Five
Starring: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson
Director: Justin Lin
Release Date: 29th April 2011

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Former cop Brian (Paul Walker) and Mia (Jordana Brewster) break Dom (Vin Diesel) out of custody and flee to Brazil where they must pull one last job to gain their freedom. But a hard-nosed federal agent (Dwayne Johnson) is on their trail. Johnson actually brings a lot to the movie and helps elevate this to being the best installment since the first. Storywise it deliberately moves away from the street racing theme, turning the franchise into a heist action series involving cars. Whether you’re happy about that or not, for any fan of muscular action this movie is pure, unadulterated ‘Awesome’.

Paul
Starring: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Seth Rogen (voice), Jason Bateman, Kristen Wiig
Director: Greg Mottola
Release Date: 18th March 2011

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Two British sci-fi geeks (Pegg and Frost) go on a road trip through America. On the way, they discover an escaped alien named ‘Paul’ (nicely animated, and voiced by Rogen) near Area 51. As they try to reunite him with his mothership, they find Paul has many more opinions than your typical ET. Pegg and Frost are one of the great comedy double acts and here they have good material to work with. They’re also backed up by a terrific supporting cast of American comedians. Every character can crack a good joke, that’s a rare thing, and that’s what makes this a really fun movie, even if it’s not up there with Shaun Of The Dead.


Limitless
Starring: Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Abbie Cornish, Anna Friel
Director: Neil Burger
Release Date: 18th March 2011

best movies of 2011
An intellectual slacker and former addict is working for a small publishing house when he finds himself in possession of a top-secret drug that boosts intellect, stamina, intuition, and charisma. In a few hours he can write a book, learn a foreign language or master the stock market. But soon shadowy killers are on his trail, and the side effects are kicking in. Limitless feels like an original concept, and isn’t all that predictable scene to scene either, which is sometimes a good side-effect of being based on a novel. It’s very satisfying watching Bradley Cooper kicking ass while on the pill, and feels suitably stressful when supplies runs out. Limitless is nicely acted and directed, with some great visual tricks.

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  • B. Dover said

    #1 Rise of The Planet of The Apes (trailer looks crazy and description here makes it sound possible for it to be a good movie)
    #2 Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon
    #3 Contagion (I Am Legend prequel?)

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  • Joker said

    looks pretty much like a major blockbuster year. there are so many potentially good movies in 2011: pirates 4, x men, capt america, thor, scream, thing, transformers 3, green lantern/hornet…. I think you get the point.

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  • My Butt's Bigger Than You(rs) said

    I’m behind the number 1 choice all the way.

    Makes sense to me.

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  • Lloyd said

    What????? No “Atlas Shrugged”? That’ll be one of 2011’s best films.

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  • surfercharlie25 said

    Scorsese doing 3D? That’ll be cool to see…

    Ha ha, I just got an image of GoodFellas in 3D… wow…

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  • Sheridan Passell said
    Sheridan Passell

    On a scale of anticipation, my top 2011 movies at the start of the year were:
    5. Captain America
    4. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
    3. Thor
    2. Harry Potter and the D’thly Hallows : Part Two
    1. The Thing

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  • dnwilliams said
    dnwilliams

    Mine are:

    10. Contagion
    9. Hanna
    8. The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn
    7. Captain America: The First Avenger
    6. Thor
    5. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
    4. Green Lantern
    3. Immortals
    2. Super 8
    1. Hugo

    I’m also anticipating Transformers 3 and Cowboys & Aliens.

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  • Steve T said

    Another remake of The Thing? The original 50s B-Movie was awesome. The best movies of 2011 will probably be the new Holmes and Green Hornet, and other super hero movies.

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  • azazael3 said

    Oh God. I’m giving up movies altogether. There’s clearly no point being into them, at least this year. Never have I seen such a massive crock of vomit and skanky cheap entertainment. Simon Pegg needs to be banished. Please don’t tell me he’s going to have anything to do with Tintin… That’s the only one that has any potential to have some classic charm to it, and done in a French style would go down well. In fact it should be French. Instead, I will have to consider self-immolation as the entertainment industry churns out more unpalatable diarrhoea which I’ve no inclination to listen to, observe, or swallow. I look forward to 2012, unless it brings along the quality of its namesake movie where Cusack sacrifices every ounce of dignity and kudos….

    2011 = WET MESSY FART

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    • Ricky said

      Wow you clearly have no taste in movies or have a really bad one i’m glad you won’t be seeing the movies because I would hate to be stuck in a movie theatre with you for 2 hours. I’ve seen some of these movies already and they lived up to my expectations and are far better than most of last year.

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    • Dave L. said

      Whoa,
      Give me a break. Maybe someone does need to take a break from movies and read a book.

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    • Georges Remi said

      Tintin is Belgian, not french…

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  • Aion said

    The most hyped ones may all be sequels, but they’ll still be good movies. Best movies of 2011? I’m looking forward to seeing Johnny Depp again as Captain Jack Sparrow, I miss the wackiness in him. Transformers 3 as well.

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  • roliver said

    I can’t wait to see The Thing. How is it going to beat the guy’s-chest-turns-into-a-mouth scene? Anyway it has to be better than the dismal XBox game – there was one room where you had to shoot things that looked like turkey drumsticks and no matter how many you burnt the drumsticks kept coming.
    Not sure why Scorsese’s doing a remake of Bugsy Malone though.

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  • rollando mota said

    the best movies in 2011:
    1.transformers 3
    2.fast five
    3.the thing (a classic reborn)

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  • Gevalher said

    Green Lantern, Captain America and Battle Los Angeles…

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  • Silver said

    Greeting from estonia!!! MY TOP 3 MOVIES IN 2011 ARE:
    3.Unknown
    2.The Adjustment Bureau
    1.Source Code

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  • ziya.r said

    my favourite movie has to be hugo cabret only because chloe moretz is starring in it and she is just so frikin awesome.

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